Project Buyer in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom


Purpose of the Job



The Buyer is responsible for various sourcing activities including materials and sub-contractors and will play a major role in delivery signalling projects across the Eastern and Northern Region of the UK. Working cross-functionally with different teams within Digital Integration and Systems. Playing a key role in supplier selection and tendering.


Key Network & Links



External: Suppliers, Sub-contractors and the Client.

Internal: Project Management Teams, Project Engineering teams, Design teams, Quality, EHS, Construction, Supply Chain and Logistics.


Performance Measurement



Quality, Cost and Delivery performance of Suppliers that they are controlling

Number of framework agreements/contracts agreed

Performance at purchase information record management

Achievement of personal objectives


Responsibilities



To be responsible for supporting our Regional Procurement Manager in tendering and on-boarding of new suppliers.

Represent procurement in project review meetings as required.

To monitor Sub-contractor and supplier performance and develop supplier performance initiatives..

  • To be responsible for ensuring that frameworks or specific contracts are agreed and signed.
  • To build and maintain effective and productive relationships with the project teams, supply chain, suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • To resolve delivery problems that are escalated by the expediters or material controllers, and to continually monitor Supplier delivery performance.
  • Run a tender process from collating documents, to negotiation and contract award.
  • To communicate with suppliers, the project team and supply chain as necessary to ensure the control of accurate information at all times.
  • Contribute to maintaining project margin or achieving project savings
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives.


Educational Requirements



GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language as a minimum

Preferred to be educated to degree level in procurement, project management or engineering, or have a CIPS qualification (or be studying for CIPS)


Technical Skills & Competencies


Good IT skills using office tools, SAP experience an advantage.

Good commercial awareness

Have good negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.

Strong data analysis skills.

Hard-working team player with the right attitude and willingness to learn.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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